New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including “The Great Gatsby” and names including George Orwell.
The Hempstead Public Schools summer reading list has more than 30 spelling errors, including misspelling “The Great Gatsby” as “The Great Gypsy” and misspelling the names of authors including George Orwell, Emily Bronte, David McCullough and Frederick Douglass, Newsday reported Wednesday.
Hempstead Superintendent Susan Johnson did not immediately return calls for comment…
Roger Tilles, a member of the New York State Department of Education’s Board of Regents, blamed the district’s leadership for the spelling errors.
“It indicates again that a stable administration is absolutely essential for kids to get the kind of education they need,” he said. “Hempstead has not had a stable administration for a long time and the kids are suffering.”
Hempstead is in Nassau County – which certainly has a stable political history. Mobbed-up politicians have been in charge for decades; but, then, they don’t care a whole boatload about spelling either.
Police in New York state said a man shot his girlfriend during a fight about whether a zombie outbreak as seen on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” could actually occur.
Nassau County Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said Jared Gurman…argued via text messages with his girlfriend, Jessica Gelderman…just after 2:30 a.m. Monday about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse as depicted on the AMC series…
“He feels strongly about the possibility that some military mishap could occur. She thinks it’s ridiculous,” ABC News quoted Cote as saying. “She was not taking him seriously or taking the show as seriously as he does.”
Cote said Gelderman became worried about Gurman as the argument became heated and decided to go to his Williston Park home to calm him down, the report said.
Gelderman attempted to talk to Gurman and enter his home, but he shot her in the back with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.
Gurman drove Gelderman to the hospital, where she was treated for a shattered rib, a pierced lung and a pierced diaphragm.
Gurman was charged with attempted murder.
Ever know anyone who couldn’t see the difference between movies and TV show – and reality?
When I was still involved with competitive racquet sports back East, I used to work out with a guy who was getting ready to change his name to Conan the Barbarian. Part of his preparation for metamorphosis. Till Arnold beat him to it.